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ShyGuy420 1 month ago#1
https://blacklivesmatter.com/statement-regarding-the-ongoing-trial-of-jussie-smollett/

Statement Regarding the Ongoing Trial of Jussie Smollett
December 7, 2021
The below is a statement from Dr. Melina Abdullah, Director of BLM Grassroots and Co-Founder of BLM Los Angeles, regarding the ongoing trial of Jussie Smollett:

As abolitionists, we approach situations of injustice with love and align ourselves with our community. Because we got us. So let’s be clear: we love everybody in our community. It’s not about a trial or a verdict decided in a white supremacist charade, it’s about how we treat our community when corrupt systems are working to devalue their lives. In an abolitionist society, this trial would not be taking place, and our communities would not have to fight and suffer to prove our worth. Instead, we find ourselves, once again, being forced to put our lives and our value in the hands of judges and juries operating in a system that is designed to oppress us, while continuing to face a corrupt and violent police department, which has proven time and again to have no respect for our lives.

In our commitment to abolition, we can never believe police, especially the Chicago Police Department (CPD) over Jussie Smollett, a Black man who has been courageously present, visible, and vocal in the struggle for Black freedom. While policing at-large is an irredeemable institution, CPD is notorious for its long and deep history of corruption, racism, and brutality. From the murders of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, to the Burge tortures, to the murder of Laquan McDonald and subsequent cover-up, to the hundreds of others killed by Chicago police over the years and the thousands who survived abuse, Chicago police consistently demonstrate that they are among the worst of the worst. Police lie and Chicago police lie especially.

Black Lives Matter will continue to work towards the abolition of police and every unjust system. We will continue to love and protect one another, and wrap our arms around those who do the work to usher in Black freedom and, by extension, freedom for everyone else.
cjsdowg 1 month ago#2
They are right. Police lie all the time. And most of these people complaining about Jussie don't give a damn about how much the police lie.
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EthanSilver 1 month ago#3
ShyGuy420 posted...
we can never believe police
That's a stupid thing to say.
cjsdowg posted...
They are right. Police lie all the time.
That's not true.

What kind of simple minded person believes in silly absolutes like that?
It's okay to be "woke," it's okay to be aware of bigotry...
EthanSilver 1 month ago#4
s*** like this is only going to hurt the good that can be had with this cause... what a shame...

Honest debate is a strength that the powers that be don't have, so to speak... so why work against possible strengths?
It's okay to be "woke," it's okay to be aware of bigotry...
cjsdowg 1 month ago#5
EthanSilver posted...
That's not true.

What kind of simple minded person believes in silly absolutes like that?

https://innocenceproject.org/prevalence-police-lying/

So you want to try that again ?
To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.
W.E.B. Du Bois
EthanSilver 1 month ago#6
Police don't lie 100% of the time, what kind of stupid s*** is that?

That is Q level of DERP.

Also, prevalence doesn't mean it happens ALLLL the time.
It's okay to be "woke," it's okay to be aware of bigotry...
Welles 1 month ago#7
EthanSilver posted...
Police don't lie 100% of the time, what kind of stupid s*** is that?

That is Q level of DERP.

Also, prevalence doesn't mean it happens ALLLL the time.

Prevalence does mean that it carries normalcy. Police lie. They lie as a collective repeatedly.
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EthanSilver 1 month ago#8
I never said they don't lie, heck... they lie enough to be a freaking problem. Which by the way, is why I'm upset... this s*** is going to hinder the cause, not help....

What a stupid way to phrase an argument.
It's okay to be "woke," it's okay to be aware of bigotry...
EthanSilver 1 month ago#9
And that "collective" point is not fair reasoning at all....

Sort of how a Doctor that malpractices in one state, doesn't mean that another Doctor in another state loses his job and is a guilty if he doesn't call him out...

That's all kinds of dumb.
It's okay to be "woke," it's okay to be aware of bigotry...
shnangyboos 1 month ago#10
Really quality people. Also no one wants to get rid of police, that's f***ing stupid and I'm tired of hearing it. Defund the police doesn't mean defund the police.
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